Review: A Year at the Star and Sixpence

A Year at the Star and SixpenceA Year at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

1. This book definitely kept me hooked from the start. It had a great premise – two sisters receiving a pub from their estranged father. I loved how this book spanned all four seasons. Each section of the book would start with an invitation to a themed event at the pub (such a nice touch!).

2. The setting was wonderful. A rural village with a great community spirit and some real characters. I can definitely relate to Nessie as I can be a bit nervous sometimes and scared to take risks. Sam was the bubbly sister and throughout the book, the reader is trying to figure out why her secret was so bad! What happened was very unfair indeed!

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Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I never read this book during school but I’ve always heard amazing things about it. I found this book for Β£1 in a charity shop and it looked like it had never been read!

Initially, I found this book quite hard to get into. I did not know what was going on. But as I read more, I got more into it. The setting of America in the 1930s is not something I’ve read much about but it was very well described. I could imagine how hot and dry it was. I did find it strange how Scout and Jem called their dad by his first name.

Some of the characters are so mean and their views are just wrong! Some of the things Mrs Dubose came out with! And also it annoyed me when Scout got scolded by her teacher for being literate – what! Oooo and the Ewells, what a horrible bunch!

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Review: Apple Tree Yard *SPOILERS*

Apple Tree Yard
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved the drama adaptation of this book, which aired on BBC at the beginning of the year. And that series definitely made me want to pick up this book.

1. I loved the science parts of this book because I’m a biologist too. And I kind of understood some of the things mentioned.

2. There are metaphors/analogies that Louise uses and they just make me think. One example is the one on page 68, about a spider’s web. And how when the web touches an inanimate subject, it just adheres, but when the web is touched by something that attempts to escape, the web kind of reacts and tries its best to prevent escape.

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Review: Lover Reborn *SPOILERS*

Lover Reborn
Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a fast paced series, once I get into it, I can’t stop reading! I just love the whole family that live at that compound.

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Review: Chat Love

Chat Love
Chat Love by Justine Faeth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book from the author for review.

I really love chick-lit and so was very excited to read this book. I definitely found myself relating to some of Lucia’s experiences haha. I liked how fast paced it was and there was an epilogue! Yay!

One of the characters I really liked was Wayne, I thought he was so cute! I found some of the character’s views against online dating a bit harsh, and Lucia’s sister and parents were a bit mean at times.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a light, quick read and it makes you think about when you’re going to find the one :).

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Review: A Summer Fling

A Summer Fling
A Summer Fling by Milly Johnson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, I went into this book expecting a very light and easy read! This book definitely had some darker moments but overall, I really enjoyed it. I actually got addicted and decided to read instead of sleep or do the work I was supposed to be doing!

1. The beginning of the book was quite confusing since we were introduced to so many women and their stories. But I quickly got to know the main ladies.
2. Loved how Christie came in and just initiated conversation, bonding and friendship between her and her co-workers. It was wonderful to read about the development of friendship and the amount of support they gave each other.
3. Christie, Anna, Dawn, Raychel, Grace – I really enjoyed reading about them and following them throughout the book.
4. Christie – What a lovely boss and person. Her brother Nikita seemed like such a nice guy as well!
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Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Ron so much. He’s so funny and sarcastic. Fred and George as well, making fun of Percy. “Simply splendid to see you, old boy.” “absolutely spiffing”.

I thought Professor Lupin was a brilliant addition to the book, ever since he helped out on the train. Loved the scene where he was teaching about the Boggarts and Neville finally succeeded πŸ™‚

I loved the relationship between Harry and Professor Lupin. How Lupin acted as a guide and was willing to help Harry out, showing him how to overcome the things he struggles with.

Malfoy is as nasty and evil as ever 😦 He was so mean towards Hagrid and caused so much trouble. It was funny when Hermione did something so out of character haha.

I thought that the quidditch in this book was brilliant, very tense. the victory at the final was wonderful and happy time.

The Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs chapter wow!! So many things were explained. I hated Wormtail, felt sorry for Sirius and wanted justice!!! Snape man!! He was so meddling. Once again Dumbledore believed Harry and Hermione and gave them hints. The chapter with the time turner was nail biting stuff.

Finally Ron calling the telephone a fellytone hahahaha.

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